Azerbaijan Supplied 13.5 Bcm of Gas to Foreign Markets in 2020
Last year, the export of Azerbaijani gas reached 13.5 billion cubic meters (bcm), which is 1.8 bcm or 15.6% more than in 2019. This is stated in the annual report of the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan
The report indicates that in 2020 Azerbaijan increased gas exports to Turkey by 21% – up to 11.1 bcm, while the TANAP gas pipeline supplied Turkey with 4.7 bcm (an increase of 68.8%).
In addition, 100 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas were supplied to Europe in 2020. It is worth recalling that Azerbaijan officially began exporting its gas to Europe on December 31, 2020, and according to the data of the TAP pipeline consortium, which carries out export supplies, received 10.9 mcm of gas that day. Hence, it can be concluded that the Ministry of Energy in its statistics also took into account the technical volumes of Azerbaijani gas, which were used to fill and test the TAP pipeline.
According to the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, last year Azerbaijan supplied 2.4 bcm of gas to Georgia, which is slightly lower than the volume of 2019.For many years the Energy Ministry has not taken into account the volumes of net supplies of Azerbaijani gas to Iran, which are formed as a result of swap operations on gas supplies to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, in its report. After all, it is known that Iran takes about 15% of the supplied gas volumes for its services (about 45-50 mcm annually).